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Welcome to July's Use Your Word challenge! This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: 
degree ~ inclusive ~ bottle flip ~ floss ~ unpredictable ~ volatile It was submitted by:
So, when I read these words, I just suddenly knew what I was going to write about. I will be honest, as I start this, I am unsure how I will use some of the words, but the word degree is telling me I need to write a post, that has been circling my mind for a few months now.


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My “Secret Subject” is: You have your dream job, tell us about your first day, doing what you love
It was submitted by:

I had to honestly think about this subject, for quite a while, and I even discussed it with Chad. My dream job. What is my dream job? I am not sure if I really know the answer to this anymore. At one point, for a very long time, the answer would have been lawyer. For nearly just as long, teacher was also a very suitable answer. I think it is safe to say, that writer is also a very realistic answer. I could honestly see myself happy, with any of those jobs. Are they my dream job though? I honestly do not think so. 

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Cleaning to Narnia #FunnyFriday

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Here is today’s picture. It was submitted by Dawn of Cognitive Script.

1. I am going to find Narnia, if it is the last thing I do. We have to have an entrance in this house somewhere.
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Destination Love #BookReview

I think this is the first book I have read, that takes place in New Zealand, and I loved that. It definitely added to the story. I could really imagine being with Faith and Dean. This is definitely a great read for Summer, and if you read it while at the beach, even better. It is a quick and satisfying read. 
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I definitely recommend that you read this. Read it at the beach, if you can, and if not maybe just enjoy a beachy drink, while you read about this wonderful love story. 

Book: Destination Love Series: Beach Reads Romance Series Author: Toya Richardson Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Day: 1st June
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